We consider our library to be an extension of our Sunday morning teaching. We strive to curate books that are edifying and bring clarity to God's Word. These books are available for anyone in the Littlerock, Olympia, Tumwater, and greater Thurston County community, but it is our primary desire that our church be able to read and study and use these resources.
We hope you'll stop in and browse our Bible Study materials, counseling helps, biographies, and other resources. If you need help finding something or you're looking for recommendations ask one of the pastors.
Recommended Reading List
This is a series of books chosen by LCF pastors that are especially helpful to a growing relationship with Christ. All of these books are available in the church library and are specially marked.
Highlighting books that lay a foundation in Biblical Understanding.
Radical ~ David Platt
Many Christians believe that Christianity includes what is culturally acceptable, rather than abiding by the commands of Jesus. Throughout Radical, Platt shows what Jesus means when he commands his followers to leave everything and follow Him.
Gentle and Lowly ~ Dane Orlund
Based on Jesus' invitation to "Come to Me" (Matt 11:28), Gentle and Lowly invites the reader to consider what Jesus has accomplished on behalf of his people and His gracious and merciful heart towards sinners and sufferers.
Taking God at His Word ~ Kevin DeYoung
In this easy-to-read book, DeYoung seeks to convince Christians that "the Bible makes no mistakes, can be understood, cannot be overturned, and is the most important word in your life, the most relevant thing you can read each day."
What is the Gospel? ~ Greg Gilbert
If you have struggled to answer this question, or desire to give a more clear, biblical answer to friends or family members, this book will be a useful resource to you.
The Pilgrim's Progress ~ John Bunyan
One of the fruits of John Bunyan's 12-year imprisonment for refusing to stop preaching was writting The Pilgrim's Progress. This book is one of the most important pieces of Christian fiction that has ever been penned.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life ~ Donald Whitney
1 Timothy 4:8 says, "...godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." This book answers the question, How can we train ourselves for godliness that pays dividends not only in this life but also in eternity?
To cultivate your continued growth in biblical and theological knowledge.
The Reason for God ~ Tim Keller
This book begins by addressing seven of the most common objections to Christianity, then demonstrates the resonableness of faith set within the story of the Gospel.
Prayer With Paul ~ D.A. Carson
Carson helps believers grow deeper in their knowledge of God (and in their prayer lives) by looking closely at the way Paul prayed for the churches he ministered to.
Devoted to God's Church ~ Sinclair Ferguson
What is my responsibility in my church? How has God designed the church to meet the needs of believers? Does membership actually matter? This book answers these questions by examining God's purpose for the church.
Amy Charmichael: Beauty for Ashes ~ Iain H. Murray
Amy Charmichael was a missionary to the outcast for more than 50 years in India. This story will grow your love for the Lord and challenge you to consider what place the Great Commission has in your life.
The Gospel According to Jesus ~ John MacArthur
In 2 Timothy 1:14, Paul tells Timothy to "guard the good deposit" entrusted to him. The same charge could be given to every generation. This book helps us to get the Gospel right so that we have that same "good deposit" to guard and to pass along to those who come after us.
The Holiness of God ~ R. C. Sproul
God is called "holy, holy, holy", and no ther attribute of God is given the same prominence. Why? Because to begin to understand God's holiness is to begin to understand God. The Holiness of God is a perfect starting point on that journey.
Includes more challenging books on specific biblical topics and theology.
Instruments in the Redeemers Hands ~ Paul Tripp
Helping others grow in the image of Christ is a responsibility given to every member of the Body of Christ. Tripp will help you see how you can be used by the Lord to help others.
The Cross of Christ ~ John Stott
This classic book will shine the light of God's word on how the cross of Christ is central to the Christian faith and offers hope in a world full of evil.
George Muller of Bristol: His Life of Prayer and Faith
Muller's life as a pastor and missionary and his ministry to orphans throughout England is a testimony to the faithfulness of God in response to the urgent prayers of his people.
God's Big Picture ~ Vaughan Roberts
The Bible was written by over 40 authors over the course of 2,000 years. Roberts' book provides the tools to see how each individual story fits into the overarching picture of redemption.
Desiring God ~ John Piper
This enduring book challenges the reader to find their greatest happiness and satisfaction in God himself so that our service to God is no longer a dreary duty but a great delight!
Disciplines of a Godly Man ~ Kent Hughes
Disciplines of a Godly Woman ~ Barbara Hughes
Christianss are commanded to "train yourself for godliness" (1 Timothy 4:7). These books walk you through key areas of life for men and women who desire to grow in godly character.